Tucci Benucch

Twin Cities, Minnesota

Fancy Italian food at the mall of America

The managers, servers, and cook staff Tucci Benucch are willing and able to help patrons determine which menu items can be made vegan. There are at least four pasta dishes that can be made vegan (like the angel-hair pomodoro), several salads (like the Tuscan salad, with no Gorgonzola), and the french bread, which is from New French Bakery. Make sure you tell them that you're vegan, though, because they like to "finish" many of their dishes by sauteing them in butter.

Added by Alex on Aug 2 05 (last updated Oct 13 10)

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I went here recently with some family. My server was awesome and new what was up with the ingredients.

I was going to get the multi-grain angel hair pasta with roasted vegetables. BUT my server let me know that the angel hair has eggs. WTF? She asked what else I was allergic to so she could let the cooks know, and I explained I did not eat cheese, eggs, etc. "Oh, so you're vegan?" Which relieved me to know that she knew the word and could point out what was "safe" to eat and what was not.

Many of the pastas are egg-free. She told me that basically everything other than the angel hair would be egg free. There is also bread - ciabatta, from the looks -- in the bread basket that is dairy/egg free. You can request the olive oil/balsamic vinegar dipping sauce to be without cheese (and get fresh cracked pepper!).

So I ordered the penne with roasted veg in a red sauce. I actually ordered dessert: they had a dairy/egg free sorbet. My server also informed me that they used to get the sorbet somewhere else, but now they make it in-house.

Overall, my experience was made great by my server. The food was ho-hum, nothing spectacular, mostly bland. But it is always good to know another chain that has options if I'm ever out with unadventurous family again.


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I just grabbed a side salad from their take out window today, and the server was great about explaining what had dairy in it and getting me bread without cheese, etc. However, I did notice after I ordered that they serve veal here, and I know that many people boycott restaurants that serve veal, so I wanted to mention it.

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Non-Smoking

Accepts Reservations

Prices

$$ - average

Cuisines

  • Italian

Features

  • Romantic

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Hours

11:30am - 9:30am
11:30am - 10:30pm
11:30am - 8pm

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